inspire | enable | invent | impact

Danny Blacker, OEDK engineering design supervisor, joins the lab assistants in fire extinguisher training.
NEST360°, a visionary 10-year effort to save the lives of 500,000 African babies per year, is a finalist for the MacArthur Foundation’s first $100 million 100&Change grant.
OEDK Students, Staff and Faculty help with an impromptu donation drive the benefit Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Click here to see more efforts from our Rice Community!!

Click here to out more about our Engineering Design Minor!

Design Projects

The OEDK supports design activities from each discipline of Rice Engineering.  The focus is to design, prototype and deploy solutions to real-world engineering challenges and to create the full circle of real-world experience that has innovative societal impact. 

Team Resources

Project teams that meet the criteria to use the OEDK get access to many resources including dedicated Work Tables, Complimentary Printing, Access to Ordering Forms, and much much more.  You must create a Team Profile to get access to these resources.


The OEDK hosts a series of workshops that will help students to turn their ideas into physical realities. These hands-on sessions are designed to teach a range of foundational physical prototyping techniques and grow student’s confidence in building things.

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Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen - Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK


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